Monthly Archives: June 2011

Mesmerizing rush hour time lapse short video

This looks so alien to my Redding eyes. Like so many daredevils. Here’s a brief video I felt compelled to watch multiple times. Turns out this YouTuber has posted similar videos made in snow and rain too, though presumably not … Continue reading

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A bittersweet final countdown

This final Shuttle mission is set to launch July 8. Mission countdown rehearsal and related training is underway. You can follow along at your NASA website. The end of an era approaches. Oil wars get ramped up, while our spacefleet … Continue reading

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Thanks, unknown I-5 driver

I was bringing home a used utility trailer I just bought in Cottonwood. I had barely gotten onto I-5 when a driver in the left lane slowed inexplicably. The passenger window rolled down, and I could barely make out a … Continue reading

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Dad Life

Love this video. With Father’s Day coming soon, I thought I’d post it in the unlikely case you haven’t already seen it. What the heck, watch it again. It’s the Dad life. Dedicated especially to a few dads here in … Continue reading

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Ranger led Kayak tours of Whiskeytown Lake begin June 18

Ranger-led programs begin June 18, 2011 and are offered through Labor Day weekend. Some programs, such as the Kayak Tours may be offered beyond Labor Day, weather permitting. You can call the visitor center at (530) 246-1225, or call Ranger … Continue reading

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Relax -new old music

Way back in the ’90s, Chico DJ Ron Dare came to Dancing Astronaut Studio in Redding for a night of jamming. Craig Padilla laid down this track, while Ron and I played along. Ron had some kind of Korg synth, … Continue reading

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Wild Iris

Lovely wild iris is in bloom around here. A more delicate and subtle version of the big, showy domesticated versions. I always feel like I’ve stumbled on a special place when I find one, but here is a whole group … Continue reading

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2001: a time odyssey

The Redding sun shone brightly through glass block walls at the Mercy Medical pediatric level in May of 1983, on the morning my first daughter Erin was born. I recall musing the mental math and discovering she would graduate from … Continue reading

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Feeding trolls as a business model

I’ll just leave this here. Really, I don’t care what they do over there, or how they want to run the thing. But I do get calls from out of town people interested in real estate, or relocating here, and … Continue reading

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The Redding Warlocks

The Redding Warlocks seem to be a psychedelic style jam band playing out around here. Below, “Ale House Dub” is an oddly hypnotic video with an appropriate live soundtrack that was apparently recorded at Redding’s Ale House. I like it. … Continue reading

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